Knowing the score on concussions
Wakefield and Everett among area high schools reporting largest numbers of sports head injuries
A Globe survey of 26 high schools across Greater Boston found that athletes suffered 338 head injuries on football and soccer fields last fall, the first time athletic departments were required to collect data under the state’s new concussion law. Football programs accounted for 207 of the injuries, exceeding soccer at most of the schools. And girls’ soccer programs recorded nearly twice as many head injuries as boys’ soccer, 85 compared to 46.